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Making Tongs – Get a Handle on Your Work! with Jonathan Nedbor. #625-0524. 2 days.

Tongs, the most basic of tools, are used to hold your work while forging. Why buy tongs when, with a little practice, you can make your own? In this class we will look at three basic types of tongs: flat jaw, box tongs, “Poz” tongs. We will start with “flat jaw” tongs, the basic design for holding flat, square and round stock. Next we will work on “box” tongs for holding rectangular stock. If there is time we will move on to “Poz” tongs, one of the most useful tongs to have at the forge. The skills we will work on while making tongs include: accurate shouldering for dramatic changes in dimension, several lap welds, punching, and riveting. This class is recommended for beginners with some forging experience to advanced students.

Tuition $230. Member Tuition $210. Materials Fee $45.

NOTE: Hard shoes and long pants are required for student safety.

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